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2013-06-16 23:01:59

Once largely ignored, palm oil waste has been successfully transformed into a number of eco-friendly products including paper, as Palm Republik looks to introduce sustainably produced palm paper into the U.S. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (PRWEB) June 16, 2013 Palm Republik´s recently launched Kickstarter campaign is designed to showcase a new range of eco-friendly stationery products made from sustainably produced palm paper. Derived from the waste generated by the production of palm oil,...

2013-05-24 23:37:03

Gently Exfoliates with Crushed Apricot Shells as It Purifies with Natural Coconut Based Cleansers Leaving Skin Soft and Moisturized New York, New York (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Men´s skin is thicker, oiler and has larger pores making skin prone to breakouts. As a result, guys require products specifically formulated with their unique skin needs in mind. Always responsive to the needs of today´s modern man, eShave introduces its new Face Scrub. This gentle, yet effective, cleansing...

2013-03-28 23:01:08

Apricot Lane, a leading retail franchise specializing in women´s apparel, accessories and gift items announced today its projected growth for the remaining three quarters of the year. Currently with 80 stores operating in 35 states across the country, Apricot Lane already has 22 new franchisees committed to open in 2013 — and it´s still just the first quarter. Vacaville, CA (PRWEB) March 28, 2013 The spring fashion season always helps increase awareness of the Apricot Lane...

2013-03-11 23:01:55

Nerium is excited to announce being the featured company in the new issue of Success from Home magazine. Addison, TX (PRWEB) March 11, 2013 Nerium International has been highlighted in an array of publications, including being the youngest company to ever be featured in industry leader Success from Home Magazine; in November of 2012, Nerium was highlighted in the inaugural issue of Beautiful You magazine. This weekend, they announced to thousands of attendees at the company´s Spring...

2013-03-04 23:00:22

Naturally-sourced and great tasting Coconut Water with Pulp is added to Zola´s popular and growing line of products San Francisco, CA. (PRWEB) March 04, 2013 Zola®, maker of the fastest selling Coconut Water and Açaí Juices in the United States¹, has expanded its product line to include an all-natural Coconut Water with Pulp, just in time for Expo West 2013. Zola´s newest addition furthers their commitment to going directly to the source to find Mother...

Polar Bears Will Remain Protected Under Endangered Species Act
2013-03-03 06:38:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US government and the polar bear won an important court ruling on Friday, as an appeals court deemed that the Bush administration had acted reasonably when they decided to list the Arctic mammal as a “threatened” species under the Endangered Species Act due to the effects of climate change. According to Brent Kendall of the Wall Street Journal, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a...

2013-02-20 23:03:50

Nerium sponsors gifting suite at the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards. Talented actors like Wayne Brady, Samuel L Jackson, Beatrice Rosen, and Wyclef Jean now have their bottles of Nerium. Addison, Texas (PRWEB) February 20, 2013 Nerium International, a marketer of age-defying Nerium skin care products, was pleased to be invited to be the exclusive skincare of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards´ Gifting Suite. The 44th Annual NAACP Image...

2013-02-07 20:20:36

State Wildlife Officials Agree to Precautionary Measures Requested by Conservation Groups to Protect Wolves During Hunt & to Consider Changes to Rules Allowing Unlimited Killing of Coyotes SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State wildlife officials in California declined to call off a coyote-hunting contest in Modoc County this weekend but, in response to public outcry, agreed to take steps to clarify the scope of the hunt and protect OR-7, the first wild wolf in...

2013-01-24 12:27:19

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- thinkThin®, the #1 ranked weight management bar in the natural channel (according to SPINS research), today introduced thinkThin® Divine--an innovative line of chocolate and coconut bars that are decadently satisfying and found in the nutrition bar aisle. The newest member of the thinkThin family of natural and delicious portable nutrition, thinkThin Divine offers a completely new, healthier way to satisfy your chocolate cravings....

2013-01-21 23:02:01

Nerium International Announces its 2013 Spring Bashes in Grapevine, TX, Nashville and Las Vegas, NV Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) January 21, 2013 Nerium International, a Dallas-based skin care company, is pleased to announce their 2013 Spring Bashes in East, West, and Central locations. The Central Spring Bash is scheduled for February 14-16 at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas. Then, from March 14-16, Nerium heads to the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee for the East Coast Bash....


Latest Biota Reference Libraries

Sumatran Pine, Pinus merkusii
2014-04-17 13:47:45

Sumatran pine (pinus merkusii) is an evergreen native to Southeast Asia, primarily in Indonesia and in the mountains of northern Sumatra. Stands of Sumatran pine can also be found in Mount Kerinci and Mount Talang in central Sumatra, on Mindoro in the Philippines, and in western Luzon in the Zambales mountains. The Sumatra pine is the only species of the Pinaceae family growing south of the equator. The Sumatra pine grows primarily at altitudes of 1,300-4,900 feet but can grow as low as...

Basuto-Pony
2014-04-10 09:46:37

The Basuto Pony  is a breed from South Africa improved from the bloodline of Arabian and Persian horses. In 1653, four horses were imported to South Africa from the Dutch East India Trading Company. The exact breed of them is unknown, but may have been either Arabian or Persian. The original horse became the Cape Horse which could possibly also be the Basuto, but with the cross breeding of Arabian and other breeds the Basuto Pony remained small and the Cape grew larger. Because of the...

Austrian Pine, Pinus nigra
2014-02-26 10:11:45

Austrian pine (Pinus nigra), also known as the European Black Pine, grows in southern Mediterranean Europe from Spain to the Crimea, in Asia Minor and on Corsica/Cyprus. This pine can also be found in North Africa in the high mountains. The Austrian pine grows from sea level up to 6,600 feet and is most prevalent at the 820 – 5,200 foot level. This tree is considered to be an invasive species in New Zealand. The Austrian pine is an evergreen growing 66-180 feet tall growing as much as...

Bosnian pine, Pinus heldreichii
2014-02-21 15:23:20

Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii) can be found in the mountains of Bosnia, Albania, northern Greece, and in southern Italy. The Bosnian pine is native to the Balkan Mountains. The Bosnian pine is a hard pine and grows in altitudes of 3,000-8,200 feet. This tree grows to heights of 82-115 feet with a trunk that measures 6 feet 7 inches in diameter. The needles grow in bundles of two and measure 1.8-3.9 inches long. The cones are dark blue-purple in spring and ripen to brown 16-18 months later,...

Pukatea, Laurelia novae-zelandiae
2014-02-14 11:13:02

Laurelia novae-zelandiae is a evergreen tree species. The plant may also be referred to as Pukatea. The species comes from the Atherospermataceae family. L. novae-zelandiae can be found growing naturally only in the forests of New Zealand. Laurelia novae-zelandiae plants typically grow up to 131 feet tall. The species is found commonly growing in swamp or shallow soiled areas and a specialized root structure, known as pneumatophores, assists with respiration in the waterlogged, muddy...

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